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Sex trafficking is a longtime problem in Duluth and Superior, including because of our international port. This is a Duluth police videotape image of a prostitution operation at a ship docked at the Peavey elevator in Superior in 2001. (File / News Tribune)

End sex trafficking: Three good strategies are within our grasp

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Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. Up to 27 million people around the world are held in some form of slavery; but last year only 46,500 of them were identified, according to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report issued by the U.S. State Department.


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